John’s principal area is construction law and construction litigation. His practice also includes labor and employment and oil and gas litigation. John is an active member of Associated Builders and Contractors and Louisiana Associated General Contractors and has litigated construction matters throughout the Gulf South. He represents all aspects of the construction industry including public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals. His experience includes heavy highway, industrial, commercial and residential projects. He also devotes a substantial part of his practice to contract enforcement, claim development and lien issues. John also assists in drafting drilling contracts. He also has extensive experience in the litigation of contract disputes amongst contractors and operators. With respect to Labor and Employment, John has successfully obtained defense dismissals in numerous discrimination cases, including claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, race and sex discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, COBRA and ERISA. He also has devoted a significant portion of his practice to traditional labor issues, including conducting union avoidance training, the defense of unfair labor practice charges and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and he has lead companies in union contract negotiations. John is a frequent lecturer on construction and labor and employment matters.
John is recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Louisiana in the area of Construction since 2012.